Hull Truck Theatre are proud to announce the full Cast and Creative Team for The Beauty Queen of Leenane

Hull Truck Theatre are proud to announce the full Cast and Creative Team for The Beauty Queen of Leenane

October brings with it Hull Truck Theatre’s next co-production with Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch, following the success of The Hired Man. The Beauty Queen of Leenane is a Tony Award-winning dark comedy thriller from the mind of Martin McDonagh (Playwright of Hangmen and The Pillowman | Screenwriter for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and In Bruges). The play will be directed by Hull Truck Theatre’s Artistic Director, Mark Babych and he’ll be assisted by Maureen Lennon (co-founder of Bellow Theatre and Associate Artist for Middle Child). Full Creative Team list and Cast Biographies below:

Creative Team

Writer | Martin McDonagh

Director | Mark Babych

Assistant Director | Maureen Lennon

Set and Costume Design | Sara Perks

Lighting Design | Jessica Addinall

Sound Design and Composition | Adam McCready

Casting Director | Anji Carroll CDG


Siobhan O’Kelly – MAUREEN

Siobhan tra​ined at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Her theatre work includes; Lipstick a Fairytale of Iran, All My Sons, Of Mice and Men, Flare Path, Baoite, Private Ear/Public Eye, Twelfth Night, See How They Run, After The End, Midsummer Night’s Dream and Dancing at Lughnasa.

Television work includes; Eastenders, Jack Taylor, Call The Midwife, An Klondike, London Irish, Raw, Inspector George Gently, Mutual Friends, Paddywhackery, Fair City and Na Cloigne.

Film credits include; High Rise, Arracht, Sophie At The Races, Treasure Island, Fractured, The Daisy Chain and Starfish.

In 2015 Siobhan won Best Actress at the European Independent Film Festival in Paris for her role in Sophie At The Races and in 2016 was nominated for an IFTA for her work on the TV series An Klondike.

Maggie McCarthy – MAG

Maggie’s theatre work includes; Children of the Sun, Cocktail Sticks, Mother Clap's Molly House, Turn of the Screw, Heroine, Silver Lining, We Wait in Joyful Hope, Juno and the Paycock, Private Lives and Absence of War.

Television work includes; Dancing On The Edge, Doctors, Call the Midwife and Coronation Street.

Film credits include; The Little Stranger, Angela’s Ashes, Attack the Block, The History Boys, Calendar Girls and Ghost Stories.

Nicholas Boulton – PATO

Nicholas trained at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

His theatre work includes; Imperium (RSC and West End), Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies (RSC, West End and Broadway), The Prince and the Pauper, Private Lives, Restoration, Hysteria, The Double Inconstancy and An Ideal Husband.

Television work includes; Game Of Thrones, Doctor Who, Cursed, Casualty, Midsomer Murders, Hustle, Doctors, Doc Martin, Jonathan Creek, Atilla – Warriors, Firma, Broken News, Heartbeat, Life Begins, The Infinite World of HG Wells, Sword of Honour, Wonderful You and Kavanagh QC.

Film credits include; Queen Marie of Romania, Seven, Deadly Descent, Arn The Knight Templar, The Kovak Box, Topsy Turvy and ‪Shakespeare in Love.

In 1993, he won the BBC Carleton-Hobbs Award for Radio and is also an award-winning audiobook narrator. Additional voice work includes many characters in the world of video games including; Dragon Age, Hellblade – Senua’s Sacrifice and Final Fantasy XIV.

Laurence Pybus – RAY

Laurence trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and graduated with a BA in Acting in 2017.

His theatre work includes; Table, The Snow Queen, The Burial at Thebes, Death of a Salesman, The Tempest, The Days In The Hours, The Lieutenant Of Inishmore, Dunsinane, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, The Crucible and Romeo and Juliet.



I am really looking forward to starting the rehearsal process in a few weeks, this time here in Hull. We have assembled a brilliant team of actors and creative artists for this co-production. It’s exciting to be able to develop and debut the show here before having the chance to reach even wider audiences through our partnership with Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch.”

Mark Babych, Artistic Director at Hull Truck Theatre